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Bought a new gpu, need help

So I bought a 1660 from gigabyte because my 1050ti is starting to give me some serious issues. I realized after I bought the 1660 that it needs an 8 pin connector. I have no clue where my bag of psu cables went after I moved, but I rummaged thro my girlfriends psu cable bag and it had what I needed. However when I went to plug that cable into my psu this morning it did not want to plug in. I googled around a bit because I have a corsair psu and the cable was an evga and apparently they aren't standardized. So my questions are, is there any way I can make that evga cable work, will it be ok to run the 1660 on just power from the pci slot until I get a cable tomorrow, and if the evga cable won't work, can I just buy an 8 pin to 8 pin cable on amazon?

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if you were more familiar with splicing wires.... yes you can make that cable work

but if you aren't comfortable with wire splicing then just buy the correct cable and wait.

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Very interesting question, I can only answer one of them. No, it probably won't run on just power from the PCI slot. It'll start bitching at you by asking you to plug it in.

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You aren't going to be able to run the card without a power cable connected to it. You should find a proper replacement for your PSU cables. 

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The PCIe connector on the PSU side might be different so you should probably try to find one that's for your PSU.

1 hour ago, kaliico said:

will it be ok to run the 1660 on just power from the pci slot until I get a cable tomorrow

1660 has a TDP of 120W so I doubt that it would even boot.

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7 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

The PCIe connector on the PSU side might be different so you should probably try to find one that's for your PSU.

1660 has a TDP of 120W so I doubt that it would even boot.

It wouldn't boot. That's more power than can be drawn from a PCIe slot. 

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